Erindale Lions Little League: Baseball News/Info

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The Erindale Blue Bantam select team successfully defended their Gold Medal at the West Hill Adam Hull Memorial Bantam Select Tournament held July 10-12. It was a shaky start having lost to the Mississauga Majors 11-4 in their opening game, however, with a positive, never quit attitude the boys battled back and played 2 really exciting games defeating East York 4-2 and Brampton 4-1 to make the semi finals. In the semi’s the boys continued their strong play defeating Innisfil in a close 5-4 game which put them in the finals against Brampton. The championship game was close, but strong mental toughness, a never quit attitude and positive team energy carried the Erindale squad to the gold medal beating Brampton 4-2. Congratulations to the Erindale Blue Bantam select squad in their gold medal win!



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Over the weekend the MBA Peewee champ Erindale Lions played in the SOBA provincials in Orangeville. After a grueling weekend of 7 games in 30 hours, Erindale ended up placing 2nd, losing to Beaver Valley 6-4 in the finals. Erindale played 1 game Friday, followed by 3 Saturday and 3 more on Sunday. Congratulations to the boys on a great season. The team finished the year with an outstanding record of 54-17-1. The team won an OBA tournament in Brantford to start the year, brought home the 13u Kanata championship in August and won the MBA Peewee championship. Well done to Eric, Kevin, Matt, Noah, Luke, Jack, Maxx, Casey, Josh, Mark, Adyn and Raphael! Coach Kevin

Over the weekend Erindale's 13u team played in the Kanata Cup Intermediate Tournament. The tournament started with a gruelling 3 games in 8 hours on Saturday. The team went 2-1 in pool play with wins over Ottawa West 13u (Ontario Intermediate Champs) and East Nepean. Their only set back was a loss to the Tri City (Kitchener/Waterloo) Giants. The 2-1 record allowed the team to qualify for the semi finals on Sunday. They started with a win over the unbeaten 12u Ottawa West Twins. This set up a rematch with the Tri City Giants that advanced with a win over Coginchug (Connecticut) All Stars. The rematch was a tight game from the get go. Erindale led 5-4 going to the last inning where they exploded for 5 runs to cruise home with a 10-5 tournament final victory. Congratulations go out to Daniel, Matt, Casey, Jack, Maxx, Kevin, Raphael, Mark, Adyn, Eric and Luke. A special thanks to all the parents that took time off of work to travel to Kanata to allow the team to have such a great baseball experience.

Over the Victoria Day weekend the Erindale MBA Peewee Select team was in action in the Brantford OBA Peewee Tournament. The team featured OBA AA teams from across the province. The tournament started with an 11-1 win over Milton on Friday. On Saturday the team played well and beat Leaside 8-1 and then finished the pool play strongly with an 11-5 victory over Welland. On Sunday the team continued its strong play with a 8-2 quarter final victory over Waterdown. In the semi-finals the team again continued its strong pitching and defeated a very good North Toronto squad by the score of 8-3. In the finals Erindale was up against the Woodstock Wranglers. After jumping out to an early 6-1 lead, Erindale held strong when the Wranglers rallied to make in 6-5. Erindale again went ahead by the score of 10-6 going to the bottom of the 7th. The Wranglers fought back, but in the end Erindale brought home the championship 10-9 when the tying run was caught stealling at second base to end the game. Congratulations to all the players for fighting through 6 tough games over the weekend to do Erindale proud






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Friday evening the U6 team’s tournament started with a David and Goliath game against the Oakville U8s. Despite losing, Erindale scored a respectable 25 runs in their first game as a team.  Cameron won the player award for his solid hitting, not to mention his impressive cartwheels in left-center field.

Saturday morning the U6s played a more evenly matched opponent, the Stoney Creek U6s. Erindale won the game 44 to 41. Jacob won the player award for both solid hitting and fielding.

The Saturday afternoon game saw Erindale play the home team Oakville U6s. This was the game where the umpires decided to call the game a little differently – awarding players the next base even if they had barely stepped off the base they had just reached when time was called. Home field advantage proved fatal for our boys in red as Erindale fell 43 to 33. The player award went to Jordan.

Sunday, Father’s Day, and the first game was bright and early at 8:30 am. This was another older opponent, the Mississauga Majors U7 team. Still adjusting to the way bases were being awarded, and despite spectacular plays by, player award winning, Laurence at first base, the U6s fell 48 to 26.

The Sunday afternoon game was a scorcher, where Erindale again played Stoney Creek in the consolation game. Despite the hot sun, and the boys being tired from a weekend of T-Ball, Erindale won 40 to 34. Chad, showed Gold Glove skills at second and won the player award.

The Erindale U6s are:

Jack, who only played the first game, but showed serious potential. Tyler, who got some solid hits into the outfield. Jallone, despite a black eye, he got the job done.
Cameron, big hits. Ryan, stretched a dribbler in the infield into a triple with some aggressive base running. ordan, no one calls time like he does. icholas, tagged a couple of runners out that were trying to make it to second base. Anthony, solid hitting and fielding, what an arm! James, showed some hustle and learned how to flip off the catcher’s mask. Laurence, excellent plays at first. Jonathan, solid hitting, and a good glove. Jacob, hitting, fielding, he does it all.